5 Girls Intercepted on their way to the Gulf Region

nepal-storyNepal based project partner, 3AN, intercepted 5 young girls at the Captivating funded Bhxxxxawa checkpoint. They were in the process of leaving Nepal without any convincing purpose or paperwork and suspicians were raised by 3AN border control staff.  Following interception and investigation by police at the border, the local police requested that 3AN take them back to the 3AN/Captivating transit home [safe house] to observe and investigate the matter further.  After 5 days of food, investigation, phone calls and lots of encouragement, the full story became known.  All 5 girls were being sent by a sex-trafficking syndicate in Kathmandu to the Gulf region for “employment”. Thanks to 3AN and this work, these girls have been rescued from being trafficked into the sex industry.  They have since been reunited with their guardians with all family members educated on what almost happened, and warning signs to look out for to prevent it occurring again.

We continue to be so amazed by these stories and the incredible work of 3AN.  Thanks to incredible on-the-ground staff and willing donors supporting Captivating funded border stations with our two Nepal based project partners (3AN and Tiny Hands), on average 10 – 15 girls are being rescued every month from the horror’s of Human Trafficking through interception and rescue at Nepal borders.  We can do more.  If you are interested in financially supporting this work further, please contact andrewc@captivating.org. It costs on average US$100 to intercept a girl.  To the world you are one person – but to ONE GIRL you could be the world.  

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Alone, Broken, and Shattered

Life has not always been easy for Saheli (name changed for protection) and her family however, with her father working hard, they still had a good life. When COVID-19 hit the world and Nepal went into lockdown, everything changed. Saheli’s father lost his job and so providing daily food for the family was difficult. In April, her world changed after meeting a man she knew as ‘uncle’.




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Preying on Girls through Social Media

Kalindi (name changed for privacy and protection) thought she has found the love of her life online, only to find herself weeping with regret in the end.




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In Need of Safety and a Mother's Love

Mandeep (name changed for protection and privacy) had been through lots of hardships since she was a child - from losing her father, being abandoned, and taking on different jobs. She was found by our partner's staff sitting on a bridge, distressed and alone.




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Fake Job Offer

Padmini (name changed for privacy and protection), 20, was spotted by our 3 Angels Nepal monitoring staff while doing their routine checks around the bus station. They saw her holding hands with a man but she seemed reluctant to go with him. Upon inquiry, they found out that Padmini didn’t know the man, so she was brought to a transit home where she shared her story.




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Trafficked into India

Tamasi was being abused by her husband. Thinking that her new friend was genuinely concerned about her, she immediately agreed when she offered her work somewhere else.




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Traffickers Convicted

In 2019, staff members from Tiny Hands Nepal intercepted four women in one of the borders and counseled them about the dangers of human trafficking. They also encouraged the women to file a case against their trafficker but they were reluctant to do so. With no case to process, they were sent home after the counselling. During the interview, our staff thought that one of the women seemed very suspicious. True enough, the same woman threatened the other girls that she wouldn't return their money and that they will be sent back abroad again.